Loved spotting different Water Towers around the place, something very beautiful about them.
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As I mentioned before, it was COLD. This was the Friday, by Sunday the snow was gone and it was a gorgeous Spring day.
A top tip from our pals Nicola and Paul, this place was like an old-fashioned speakeasy. Sat at the bar and enjoyed some great craft IPA, Tan had a cocktail. Was rammed and we had lots to do else we could have stayed there all day. One day I will go back AND stay there all day.
Central Park was lovely, and we'd both been really looking forward to it, but annoyingly our visit there also coincided with the coldest hours of our time in New York, it was SOOOOOO cold at this point, so we didn't dally as long as we'd have liked. Later saw a half naked jogger running through the park, which made us both feel rather weak-willed.
Passed Carnegie on the way to Central Park (I think). Lots of steam coming out of drains around here I remember, which was good.
Times Square was a minor let-down, due only to the congregations of people dressed up as iconic Cartoon characters loitering around. The basic setup is that people, mostly families, would wander up to the characters, the kids would be excited, and there would be a group photo or selfie. Everyone happy. As soon as the photo is taken then Elmo, or Woody, or Batman would whip off their headgear and underneath would - nearly always - be a very grumpy looking hispanic woman who would then demands $5 for a photo. At this point the kids would be looking very confused and the parents would be looking very annoyed. Elmo-lady meanwhile has her hand out, and no-one wants to be chased out of Times Square by a horde of angry Elmos...